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Fri 19 Feb 2021
CEG Digital and UCLan will develop and market an initial set of part-time, online postgraduate degrees.
Cambridge Education Group’s Digital division (CEG Digital) has announced the latest addition to its growing list of UK university collaborations by agreeing a partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).
The new alliance will see both CEG Digital and UCLan develop and market an initial set of part-time, online postgraduate degrees.
From September 2021, students from across the world will be able to enrol on postgraduate programmes in course areas such as social policy, international business management and intercultural business communication. Next year the University is looking to extend its academic offer through further business-related programmes, public health-related provision, law and international relations and translation.
Providing flexibility relating to programme start dates, an additional two student intakes are planned during each academic year.
Every enrolled student will learn from UCLan’s renowned teaching and research staff, as well as receiving specialist tutor and pastoral support, without having to travel to the University’s campuses.
UCLan Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin said: “We are delighted to sign this partnership with Cambridge Education Group’s Digital division which gives us an exciting opportunity to bring our extensive range of postgraduate programmes to a new worldwide audience. Our ethos combines academic excellence and real-world teaching, and whether online or on campus, we specialise in giving students the skills and experience industry needs.”
Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group, added: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with UCLan through our Digital division. Building on our existing provision with the University through our pathway programmes, this new initiative will further widen the opportunities for international students to access the University’s courses and develop their careers.”
With a student and staff community of 38,000, UCLan is a global University, enrolling students from more than 100 countries and partnering125 institutions from across the globe. Its commitment to delivering educational excellence has been recognised by the QS World University Rankings that in 2020 awarded UCLan the maximum five stars for the quality of its teaching.
The University is also ranked in the top 6.5 percent of universities worldwide in the 2020-21 Centre for World University Rankings.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university with thriving campuses in Preston, Burnley, Westlakes (Cumbria) and Cyprus.
Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, UCLan now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and an employment-focused course portfolio containing over 350 undergraduate programmes and nearly 250 postgraduate courses.
As well as being a national leader in the number of student and graduate start-up businesses it supports, UCLan is also Lancashire’s largest provider of graduate level qualifications, supplying highly skilled graduates into the workforce. The University also has established links with global businesses, police constabularies, NHS trusts and more than 1,000 regional enterprises across a variety of sectors.
Internationally the University now enrols students from more than 100 countries and has partnerships with 125 institutions from across the globe.
The University has an established research reputation with world-leading or internationally excellent work taking place within the areas of Business, Health, Humanities and Science. UCLan is also ranked in the top 6.5 percent of universities worldwide in the 2020-21 Centre for World University Rankings, as well as holding the maximum five QS stars for the quality of its teaching.
With a strong focus on continually improving the student experience, UCLan is currently undertaking a £200 million project to redevelop its Preston Campus. The vision is to create an attractive and inviting, world-class environment helping to create jobs, kick-start regeneration and attract inward investment into the city and North West region.
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